Game Warden Arnold J. Magoon

Game Warden Arnold J. Magoon

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Vermont

End of Watch Thursday, April 27, 1978

Arnold J. Magoon

Warden Arnold Magoon was killed when he was assaulted by a deer poacher in Brandon, Vermont. The suspect struck him several times in the head with a flashlight. The man was sentenced to six to twenty years for the murder.

Warden Magoon had been with the agency for 18 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 939

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Flashlight
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Think of you and other men like you often. When sounds of my day have waned away and things are finally quiet we can all enjoy what you fought for so many years ago. The hoot of a Barred Owl dusk or "blow" of an old Doe at dawn telling you she knows you're there. Sorry you had to give your life but it was not in vain for you were protecting what we all love so much and we are so truly grateful. Blessed are the men like you who wear the green. They are blessed to see and hear what others don't when others wont or choose not to. It's their loss. Rest easy man in green and take a walk with those that are with you.

Chip McKnight
Lifelong friend of VTF&GSon of VT963

April 17, 2018

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